We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
5,208 Software Downloads

Types 2.1.0

Types is a free tool that aims to help you manage program associations, icons, context menus and other Windows file type information.

In theory, the program appears straightforward. You can browse a list of extensions and file types, or filter this with your chosen text; and double-clicking a particular type then allows you to edit its classed name, linked class, perceived type, actions, icon and some other more unusual details (for example, it's possible to have Explorer show the extension for a particular file type, even if by default it doesn't show extensions for anything else).

In practice, though, Types proved a little more complicated.

The program crashed when first run on our test system, for instance, although it then continued successfully. Icons weren't always displayed as they should be; interface oddities meant that we couldn't select the "All types" class; and if you accidentally click the "Delete" button, don't expect an "are you sure?" dialog to save you. There isn't one - your currently selected file type will be deleted right away.

Platforms: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Version: 2.1.0
Licence: Freeware
Manufacturer: izt
Date Added: {ts '2012-08-28 13:31:00'}


IDG UK Sites

Acer Aspire R11 review: Hands-on with the 360 laptop and tablet convertible

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch release day: Twitter reacts

IDG UK Sites

See how Framestore created a shape-shifting, oil and metal based creature for Shell

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch buying guide, price list & where to buy today: Which Apple Watch model, size, material,?......